Yesterday, when the kids came down for breakfast they found a note waiting for them. It was from a magical mystery creature. When they came back from playing outside they found that this creature had left them a little house to set up in the garden. The creature said behind the door lay secret lands at their command.
Later that day they found another note. The mystery creature asked them to set up the house in the yard and write them a letter. In this letter they needed to ask questions so they could uncover who left the note.
Today when the kids came down for breakfast they found this note. After reading it they inferred that a fairy had left this note. We decided to learn to draw a picture of a fairy on Kids Art Hub (youtube).
As a STEM activity, Merryn decided to create more mushroom houses for the fairy's friends. As a movement break we also did a fairy themed dance video on Cosmic Kids Yoga.
We will see where this story goes. The benefit to having a magic visitor is that it puts the kids in the story. Based on their questions and interests they get to shape where the story goes. If they are like dragons or Lego characters they could be the ones leaving the notes. The magical door can lead to wherever their imagination takes them.
Following a child's interest is the most engaging way to extend on their learning. Here I have posted some every day activities that can draw from various strands across different age groups. Remember each child has different interests so the key to working with your child is to follow their lead and ask the right questions.